Veslefrikk back on stream

November 10, 1999, 08:00 CET

Full production resumed a few days ago from Veslefrikk after its floating B platform was reconnected with the fixed A structure.

The Statoil field in the North Sea is now flowing 50,000 barrels of oil and associated gas per day.

Production had been restricted since it restarted on 20 September because of difficulties in resuming gas output after a closure of almost three months, reports platform manager Tore Bech.

Veslefrikk was shut in on 25 May so that the B floater could be sent to Aker Stord near Bergen for upgrading work.

This included the installation of equipment to receive and process condensate from a future development of Statoil's nearby Huldra field.

The A wellhead platform was left standing on the field to await reconnection.